Sonoma International Film Festival 2018, Interviews with the Filmmakers Part 2

The California No movie still

Made a mad rush to get this edited in time for the film festival, but here it is! Two more films for your consideration: The California No and Cancer Can Be Killed. To see the entire film festival schedule with the complete list and description of every movie that will be here, visit the Sonoma International Film Festival’s website. The California No “It […]

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Sonoma International Film Festival 2018, Interviews with the Filmmakers

SIFF18 is upon us! And I’ve got the inside scoop on some of my favorite films that you do not want to miss this year! This Tuesday, March 20th, you will have a chance to hear two more filmmakers just in time for the festival start! Without further ado, here are some must-see films while you are wandering downtown Sonoma […]

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James Beard: America’s First Foodie, interview with director, Beth Federici, and co-producer, Kathleen Squires

James Beard America's First Foodie

Coming to your television May 19 at 9 pm on PBS, I got to chat in advance with director Beth Federici, joined by Kathleen Squires, co-producer, about James Beard: America’s First Foodie. This is another film playing at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2017. About the film: “‘America’s First Foodie’ is a feature length documentary about, James Beard. Beard, the […]

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Raven Awakens, interview with director Thom Butler

A local and an absolute delight, director Thom Butler was in studio to discuss his feature documentary, Raven Awakens. The focus of the film is another local, an artist, Jim Callahan, and his journey in the creation of a bronze statue of a raven. About the film: “Our first film in the series looks at Sonoma, California bronze sculptor, Jim […]

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What Lies Upstream? Interview with documentary filmmaker, Cullen Hoback

A past guest of Hollywood & West Napa, documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback returned to chat with us about his newest feature, What Lies Upstream. About the film: “A documentary that uncovers the truth behind a huge chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water — and shows how it could happen again.” To find out more about the movie, […]

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Straws, interview with filmmaker Linda Booker

Straws the Movie

A great film from this year’s Sonoma International Film Festival is a documentary called Straws. Linda Booker called to tell us all about it. Listeners may remember her from the interview about her documentary, Bringing it Home. About Straws: “With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes) aims to entertain and inspire […]

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Filmmaker, interview with Lisa Ovies

I met Lisa Ovies when she was her for SIFF 2014 with Taking My Parents to Burning Man.  Since then she has been working on many other projects.  She was in town so we invited her to sit in and tell us about everything she’s working on. About Lisa: Lisa Ovies is an award winning producer, director, actress and writer […]

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Bringing It Home, interview with filmmaker Linda Booker

Still from Bringing It Home

Another film from the recently held SIFF 2014 was Bringing It Home.  We had filmmaker Linda Booker on to tell us all about it. About Bringing It Home: BRINGING IT HOME explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the United States by illustrating its history, current industries and talking to both […]

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The Organic Life, interview with local documentarian Casey Beck

It’s always fun to have a local join us on the show.  Especially if their film is being screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  Casey Beck, talked to us about her feature documentary, The Organic Life. About the Organic Life: A year in the life of an hopeful organic farmer and his skeptical girlfriend reveals that a changing climate, […]

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Taking My Parents to Burning Man, interview with producer Joel McCarthy

It’s March so it’s all SIFF all the time!  The next filmmaker we interviewed was Joel McCarthy from Canada.  He and other cast mates were attending with their film, and my favorite of the entire festival, Taking My Parents to Burning Man. About TMPTBM: A parental coming-of-age story that follows a sixty-year-old couple getting dragged to Burning Man by their […]

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